A DIFFERENT LOOK

Documentaries about people and their worlds

Our house!

Homeless people of Cologne help themselves

A documentary by Susanne Böhm
A production of SWR
ARTE Re

TV Premiere: 27th of december 2020, 19.40, ARTE


Thirty people without shelter occupied a vacant office building in the "Südstadt" district of Cologne in March this year, in the middle of the Corona crisis. They did not simply seek shelter. Once they had a room, they began to turn the demolition house into a home - their home. They designed it according to their needs, furnished it with furniture from bulky waste, painted the walls of their rooms, and planted the outside areas. For many, this was a new and unfamiliar situation, as they hadn't had a roof over their heads for years. Everyone here has their own story, everyone has their own room.

Commissioning Editor: Esther Saoub

Camera:Tarja Kühne, Julia Baumann

Editor: Kawe Vakil

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